Switch Theme:

My Favorite Alien  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Poll
What if your favorite Alien film?
Alien
Aliens
Alien 3
Alien Resurrection
Alien vs. Predator
Aliens vs Predator 2: Requiem

View results
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.
Made in us






It's been 30 years since Ridley Scott's movie was first released. 23 years since the James Cameron sequel (wow, I'm old, I remember seeing it in the theaters). Pretty self explanatory - what was your favorite of the series (and for completeness, I've included the AvP films).

In the dark future, there are skulls for everyone. But only the bad guys get spikes. And rivets for all, apparently welding was lost in the Dark Age of Technology. -from C.Borer 
   
Made in us







They made a sequel to Aliens? I've never even heard of those other films.

The essential paradigm of cyberspace is creating partially situated identities out of actual or potential social reality in terms of canonical forms of human contact, thus renormalizing the phenomenology of narrative space and requiring the naturalization of the intersubjective cognitive strategy, and thereby resolving the dialectics of metaphorical thoughts, each problematic to the other, collectively redefining and reifying the paradigm of the parable of the model of the metaphor.  
   
Made in us






In the same sense that George Lucas made three prequels to Star Wars - yes.

In the dark future, there are skulls for everyone. But only the bad guys get spikes. And rivets for all, apparently welding was lost in the Dark Age of Technology. -from C.Borer 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
5th God of Chaos! (Yea'rly!)




The Great State of Texas

Hey AVP was a great popcorn flick. The other ones did suck eggs though.

I think you really have to separate Alien vs. Aliens though. The first was a sublime ground breaking horror movie in a sci fi setting. The second was a roller coaster ground breaking action movie in a sci fi setting. Both were awesome cubed.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/07/31 19:44:32


-"Wait a minute.....who is that Frazz is talking to in the gallery? Hmmm something is going on here.....Oh.... it seems there is some dispute over video taping of some sort......Frazz is really upset now..........wait a minute......whats he go there.......is it? Can it be?....Frazz has just unleashed his hidden weiner dog from his mini bag, while quoting shakespeares "Let slip the dogs the war!!" GG
-"Don't mind Frazzled. He's just Dakka's crazy old dude locked in the attic. He's harmless. Mostly."
-TBone the Magnificent 2008-2014, Long Live the King!
 
   
Made in us
Stabbin' Skarboy




Galactics Comics and Games, Georgia, USA

Aliens, easily my favorite. Poor, poor Wiersbowski [or however you spell it.]
   
Made in us






Here's my quick synopsis of the films:

Alien: Haunted house in space
Aliens: Vietnam movie in space
Alien 3: The big letdown. Haven't I seen this before? This is what happens when studio execs get to plot a movie.
Alien Resurrection: I was more interested in Winona Ryder being a second-gen synthetic than the rest of plot
AvP: Not as good as Alien, Aliens, Predator, or Predator 2. Why do you take firearms on an archeological dig in Antarctica?
AvP2: Not seen it. Heard it has some redeeming qualities. Might get it from On Demand some weekend.

In the dark future, there are skulls for everyone. But only the bad guys get spikes. And rivets for all, apparently welding was lost in the Dark Age of Technology. -from C.Borer 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
5th God of Chaos! (Yea'rly!)




The Great State of Texas

Don't waste your time on AVP II. It has some interesting moments but its pretty lame.

-"Wait a minute.....who is that Frazz is talking to in the gallery? Hmmm something is going on here.....Oh.... it seems there is some dispute over video taping of some sort......Frazz is really upset now..........wait a minute......whats he go there.......is it? Can it be?....Frazz has just unleashed his hidden weiner dog from his mini bag, while quoting shakespeares "Let slip the dogs the war!!" GG
-"Don't mind Frazzled. He's just Dakka's crazy old dude locked in the attic. He's harmless. Mostly."
-TBone the Magnificent 2008-2014, Long Live the King!
 
   
Made in us






Ridley Scott is linked to an Alien prequel. It could be really good. Mostly because Hollywood may have finally realized that you don't have to have Sigourney Weaver in every Alien film. As HR Giger said, it's "Alien" not "Ripley".

In the dark future, there are skulls for everyone. But only the bad guys get spikes. And rivets for all, apparently welding was lost in the Dark Age of Technology. -from C.Borer 
   
Made in ca
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God





Inactive


Alien: Interesting as we see learn abit on where Aliens come from ( some what )
Aliens: "bug hunt" everyone likes the action
Alien 3: Mixing religion , faith , with a sci fi monster hmm....
Alien Resurrection: It has a very good potential ( shows ALOT of the "Company" ) ruined by the monkey man and the wheel chair guy . As well as bad macabre jokes.
AvP: ( worse then Predator 1 and 2 )
AvP2: How can a R Rated movie be so tame? Either the script writer is dumb , or the director is dumb for going along with it.
In the beginning of the film , we see father and son gratuitously slaughtered without any sense of drama. Its so awful , just like watching Friday the 13 th

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/07/31 21:03:06


Paused
◙▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
           ◂◂  ►  ▐ ▌  ◼  ▸▸
          ʳʷ   ᵖˡᵃʸ  ᵖᵃᵘˢᵉ  ˢᵗᵒᵖ   ᶠᶠ 
   
Made in ca
Committed Chaos Cult Marine





Vancouver


dietrich wrote:Here's my quick synopsis of the films:
Alien: Haunted house in space
Aliens: Vietnam movie in space
Alien 3: The big letdown. Haven't I seen this before? This is what happens when studio execs get to plot a movie.
Alien Resurrection: I was more interested in Winona Ryder being a second-gen synthetic than the rest of plot
AvP: Not as good as Alien, Aliens, Predator, or Predator 2. Why do you take firearms on an archeological dig in Antarctica?
AvP2: Not seen it. Heard it has some redeeming qualities. Might get it from On Demand some weekend.


QFT, AvP 2, "Hey we made some $$ of AvP, lets make another one, with more killing, and less story, to make more $$"

dietrich wrote:Ridley Scott is linked to an Alien prequel. It could be really good. Mostly because Hollywood may have finally realized that you don't have to have Sigourney Weaver in every Alien film. As HR Giger said, it's "Alien" not "Ripley".


QFT





95% of teens would go into a panic attack if the jonas brothers were about to jump off the empire state building copy and paste this if you are the 5% who would pull up a lawn chair grab some popcorn and yell JUMP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mekboy wrote:Tzeentch: Full house! Yay!
Deciver: Straight Flush! Yay!
Eldrad: Four of a kind! Awww!
Creed: Warhound titan. Die, xenos scum!







 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
5th God of Chaos! (Yea'rly!)




The Great State of Texas

besides Weaver is busy dealing with Aliens on another upcoing Cameron film.

-"Wait a minute.....who is that Frazz is talking to in the gallery? Hmmm something is going on here.....Oh.... it seems there is some dispute over video taping of some sort......Frazz is really upset now..........wait a minute......whats he go there.......is it? Can it be?....Frazz has just unleashed his hidden weiner dog from his mini bag, while quoting shakespeares "Let slip the dogs the war!!" GG
-"Don't mind Frazzled. He's just Dakka's crazy old dude locked in the attic. He's harmless. Mostly."
-TBone the Magnificent 2008-2014, Long Live the King!
 
   
Made in us






And one of the best Alien-related websites, ever. http://www.wierzbowski.net/

In the dark future, there are skulls for everyone. But only the bad guys get spikes. And rivets for all, apparently welding was lost in the Dark Age of Technology. -from C.Borer 
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain






I saw AVPR with my brothers when it came out. The best part was when some goth kid threw up and started bitching to his dad that he wanted to leave so he could change.
After twenty minutes they do. And then the rest of the movie was a straightup crapfest.
   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






UK

Nothing can beat a squad of colonial marines with pulse rifles! Get some!

Stick to the shadows - Strike from the darkness - Victorus aut Mortis - Ravenguard 1st Company 
   
Made in us
Nasty Nob






Joplin, Missouri

I think Aliens was the best movie, but I that is because it was so iconic to me as a kid.

Did anybody else go see Alien when they had the 25th Anniversary Edition at the theatres several years ago? It is still really creepy and it looked fantastic.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/07/31 22:39:33


"Just pull it out and play with it" -Big Nasty B @ Life After the Cover Save
40k: Orks
Fantasy: Empire, Beastmen, Warriors of Chaos, and Ogre Kingdoms  
   
Made in us
[DCM]
for the Horde!






Of the ones i've watched (all but AvP II), I can't decide. Each has a special place in my heart.

EDIT: Freudian slip

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/07/31 22:54:51


 
   
Made in us
Nasty Nob






Joplin, Missouri

Well let's say for the sake of this thread which movie would you put closest to your junk?

"Just pull it out and play with it" -Big Nasty B @ Life After the Cover Save
40k: Orks
Fantasy: Empire, Beastmen, Warriors of Chaos, and Ogre Kingdoms  
   
Made in us
[DCM]
for the Horde!






...edited my early post...

and regards to the poll....mmmm Alien 3 please because Ripley gets some.
   
Made in us






s.j.mccartney wrote:Nothing can beat a squad of colonial marines with pulse rifles! Get some!




   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine






Somewhere in the warp

My favorite movie would be Aliens. "Game over man, game over."

Alpharius wrote:I absolutely LOVE it when you guys get the Kilkrazy machine fired up! Those women... so darn cute!!!
 
   
Made in gb
Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Somewhere in space, close to Beetlejuice

AVP- Only Alien films I have seen are Alien 3, Ressurection and AVP and I liked AVP the best. But I liked predator 1 better than all, I prefer predator to alien.


 
   
Made in us
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle





Georgia,just outside Atlanta

I have to admit it's a tie between Alien and Aliens for me,as both are fantastic films.
I didn't care much for the other films (although Alien Resurrection had it's moments),and I HATED AVPR,the movie was so fething dark I couldn't see half of what was happening on screen,and what I did see was pure crap.


"I'll tell you one thing that every good soldier knows! The only thing that counts in the end is power! Naked merciless force!" .-Ursus.

I am Red/Black
Take The Magic Dual Colour Test - Beta today!
<small>Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.</small>

I am both selfish and chaotic. I value self-gratification and control; I want to have things my way, preferably now. At best, I'm entertaining and surprising; at worst, I'm hedonistic and violent.
 
   
Made in au
Killer Klaivex






Forever alone

LunaHound wrote:
AvP2: How can a R Rated movie be so tame? Either the script writer is dumb , or the director is dumb for going along with it.
In the beginning of the film , we see father and son gratuitously slaughtered without any sense of drama. Its so awful , just like watching Friday the 13 th

Tame? Uh, yeah, a kid getting a hole ripped in him is really tame, Luna. Sure, so is that guy getting ripped apart in the pool, and the pregnant woman 'giving birth' to multiple chestbursters.

And Friday the 13th is epic. Freddy got some competition at last.

But anyway, Aliens was the best one for me. The first one was kind of boring after the first couple of deaths, and after that, the only high point for me was that Ash getting his head knocked off. And what was with the totally docile xenomorph at the end? I hate how Ripley has plot armour. Multiple xenomorphs make it more intense and the hive scene was pretty freaky.

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
Made in gb
Plastictrees



UK

Aliens is just awesome action and i liked the characters.
Alien 3 was terrible, i mean it was weird the Alien was born from a dog? It has a link to Ripley? (I realy didnt understand that)

Its strange in Alien, there one of them kills everyone. Aliens they kill about several hundred of them. Alien 3 they cant handle one of them, i thought a whole bunch of Killers could handle an Alien, apprently not.

WARBOSS TZOO wrote:Grab your club, hit her over the head, and drag her back to your cave. The classics are classic for a reason.
 
   
Made in ca
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God





Inactive

Cheese Elemental wrote:
LunaHound wrote:
AvP2: How can a R Rated movie be so tame? Either the script writer is dumb , or the director is dumb for going along with it.
In the beginning of the film , we see father and son gratuitously slaughtered without any sense of drama. Its so awful , just like watching Friday the 13 th

Tame? Uh, yeah, a kid getting a hole ripped in him is really tame, Luna. Sure, so is that guy getting ripped apart in the pool, and the pregnant woman 'giving birth' to multiple chestbursters.
.



Yep tame , and i'll say it again . Someone been gratuitously slaughtered in the beginning of the film when we dont know or care about the char
has way less impact before we get to know the developed character.

That and gore and violence doesnt scare me .

Paused
◙▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
           ◂◂  ►  ▐ ▌  ◼  ▸▸
          ʳʷ   ᵖˡᵃʸ  ᵖᵃᵘˢᵉ  ˢᵗᵒᵖ   ᶠᶠ 
   
Made in ca
Committed Chaos Cult Marine





Vancouver

LunaHound wrote:That and gore and violence doesnt scare me.


Same, I think an Alien popping out of nowhere in front of your face is scarier than what its gonna do to your face.




95% of teens would go into a panic attack if the jonas brothers were about to jump off the empire state building copy and paste this if you are the 5% who would pull up a lawn chair grab some popcorn and yell JUMP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mekboy wrote:Tzeentch: Full house! Yay!
Deciver: Straight Flush! Yay!
Eldrad: Four of a kind! Awww!
Creed: Warhound titan. Die, xenos scum!







 
   
Made in au
Killer Klaivex






Forever alone

Well of course it's hardly a scary movie, but I wouldn't consider it tame. I'm not familiar with America/Canada's rating systems, but I'm assuming the Restricted rating is for 15+ or something? Over here, it's MA15+. Most films which get smacked with an R18+ label get cut to MA for cinemas and TV.

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
Made in us
Lit By the Flames of Prospero




Dxun

Lord-Loss wrote:Aliens is just awesome action and i liked the characters.
Alien 3 was terrible, i mean it was weird the Alien was born from a dog? It has a link to Ripley? (I realy didnt understand that)


The Face Huggers can attach themselves to any living creature to impregnate them, like how they can infect the Predator, the weird cows, lizards and monkeys in the one graphic novel. The Alien didn't have a connection to Ripley but to the unborn Queen inside of Ripley.

Its strange in Alien, there one of them kills everyone. Aliens they kill about several hundred of them. Alien 3 they cant handle one of them, i thought a whole bunch of Killers could handle an Alien, apprently not.


They were a bunch of unarmed Prisoners, and in Aliens the Marines get there their asses handed to them, in one Ripley manages to win by pretending she isn't there and blowing it into space.


My Favorites in this order

Aliens/Alien
Alien 3
AVPR (for the thow backs to other movies and the fact that when I saw it with my friends we Mystery Science Theatered its ass.)
AVP/Alien Resurrection

My Armies
Night Lords;more than 5000pts (when they get done)
Warriors of Chaos, little over 2000pts

Manchu wrote:Stynier isn't lost. He's found . . . Chaos!

 
   
Made in au
Veteran ORC






Newcastle, OZ

Aliens
Alien


   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Spitsbergen

Requiem Sucked!
   
 
Forum Index » Off-Topic Forum
Go to: